Education – A fundamental right for everybody
Unfortunately, this is not applicable to all children in Nepal. Despite the compulsory school attendance of eight years, not nearly all Nepalese child ren go to school regularly. Especially in rural areas, where it often takes children more than one hour to get to school and where children are needed as a workforce in agriculture, the compulsory school attendanc e is partially neglected.
In the Sindhupalchok district, about 80 km east of Kathmandu, we have at least been able to shorten the way to school and thus provide an incentive fo r pupils and parents to attend school regularly. This has contributed to a continuous increase in school enrolments in recent years. Since 1995, fifteen additional schools for a total of about 6000 pupils have been established in the district.
In Gothatar, near Kathmandu, one more big school was inaugurated in 2010. The opening of the biggest school yet financed by the association Nepalhilfe Beilngries, in Dadikot, was on February 6th. (See map/projects.)
In Chautara began in the summer of 2011 in addition to the already finished school with the construction of a residential school for the blind with opportunity, which was inaugurated in November 2012. We are pioneers in this field, it is the only school for the blind east of Kathmandu.
In February 2013, the inauguration of Shanti Nikunja school in the Thamel district of Kathmandu was. It is the oldest elementary school in the Kathmandu Valley and was setting up with the support of the company Deuter. (see Projects).
Currently, two other schools arise in Sindhupaldistrict and in Kavre District, which can still be opened in 2013.
In future, the focus of Nepalhilfe Beilngries will be on the construction of schools. But also other social projects will continue to be on the agenda of our association.